[Coco] Software offer and Drive Pak solution
lost at l-w.ca
Sat Sep 18 22:50:15 EDT 2010
On 10-09-18 03:19 PM, Little John wrote:
> Now here's a name I recognize, William Astle - I recall using a BASIC
> disassembler that you wrote in the early to mid 90's - seems that I
> recall you were but a youngster back then. :)
That would be the one published in CFDM. I think I was in high school
when I wrote it. Temporal sequencing of memories is unclear from that
far back. (Never was good with keeping memories in order.)
It was so much easier to write a disassembler than it was to write an
assembler. And it would be harder yet to write an assembler that
actually ran on the coco. (lwasm reads the entire source into memory
then performs multiple passes on it instead of reading and parsing the
files multiple times.)
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "William Astle" <lost at l-w.ca>
> To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Software offer and Drive Pak solution
>> On 10-09-18 02:51 PM, Ciaran Anscomb wrote:
>>> Roger Taylor wrote:
>>>>> I do wish I had some way to do CoCo development on my Linux box; not
>>>>> that I currently have the time or a project in mind, much - but
>>>>> knowing I had that option would be nice. Maybe the Rainbow IDE would
>>>>> run under Wine?
>>>> Yes, the Rainbow IDE will run under the Wine Windows emulator in Linux.
>>> And there are other - perhaps more familiar to a Unix user - ways,
>>> sans-IDE. Nothing stopping you writing a nice Makefile, and using
>>> a command line assembler.
>>> - a09: old project based on native Flex assembler, nice and fast
>>> - slowish as it's perl, tries to be "like a09 but better"
>>> - contains mamou, not sure where the docs are though
>>> - various assemblers, not used them myself
>>> Of course the syntax accepted will vary between all of them: I like the
>>> a09- (and thus presumably TSC-) style local labels. mamou doubtless
>>> does 6309 as I think they build NitrOS-9 with it.
>> Allow me to add a shameless plug for lwtools, my own contribution to
>> the 6x09 assembler world.
>> Open source with a Win32 binary as well. Comes with an assembler and
>> also supports multi-file assembly and linking using a proprietary
>> object format (which is also documented). It supports local labels,
>> macros, 6309 opcodes, and a few other things.
>> For the record, I've used mamou and found it to be an excellent
>> program. It just didn't have all the features I wanted and I kept
>> managing to get phasing errors. (It's been several years so the
>> phasing error thing may well be solved.)
>> William Astle
>> lost at l-w.ca
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